C3.3 - Senor-based Personal Protective Equipment in forestry work with dangerous machines and equipment (power saws) – IGF No. 16119 N

J. Beringer, A. Mahr-Erhardt, P. Hoffmann, AMA Association For Sensor Technology E.V., Sophie-Charlotten-Str. 15, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Forestry work is an activity with one of the highest injury and accident hazard. Besides the professional use power saws are more and more used in the private sector, this mainly because of increasing energy costs. The aim of the work is the development of an intelligent sensory protective system which will make the work with power saws less dangerous. If the power saw comes closer than some centimetre to the body, the sensory active cut protection trousers will stop the power saw. This will be
more » ... reached by the integration of sensors into the trousers which are able to detect the distance and position of the chain guide and activate the emergency stop of the power saw.
doi:10.5162/sensor2013/c3.3 fatcat:yhrtmuhrybgppbdpdxoy25y2tq